U-17 WC cancellation: India players in limbo
Das said the FIFA had actually taken the “finest decision” to cancel the 2020 tournament as “we are not still not particular about 2021” as far as the pandemic is concerned
Head coach Thomas Dennerby could continue, but the journey of numerous of his Indian gamers has ended even before they might strike the road to fame, courtesy the cancellation of next year’s FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup. Having actually worked so hard and for so long, they are now unsure about their future for no fault of theirs. As alleviation, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday guaranteed them that they would be considered for selection to the senior group in the future. “I think that some gamers, who are 2005 born in this team, might certify to play in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2022.
FIFA (has) not yet (provided age cut-offs) however our company believe it will be 2005-2007 born,” AIFF general secretary Kushal Das informed PTI. “All these gamers become part of general strategy to establish females’s football. They will continue to belong to national camp. “This team will be the core team to play in round among AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers in March 2021 in view of their training and direct exposure up until now.” He stated a lot of these players (who will lose out on the 2022 Women’s U-17 World Cup) “will make it” to the senior national team for the AFC Asian Women’s Cup in 2022, which the nation is hosting. The tournament in India, which was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was on Tuesday cancelled by the world governing body FIFA and the country was handed the hosting rights of the 2022 edition. More than half of the gamers who were required nationwide camp last year to get ready for the now-scrapped 2020 edition of the tournament will be over the age of 19 by 2022.
The AIFF means to form an Indian Arrows females’s team (like the guys’s side that has been taking part in the I-League) to play in the Hero Indian Women’s League. Das indicated that head coach Dennerby will be in charge of the Indian group in the 2022 edition following an agreement extension. “We think Thomas is the right coach for the U-17 World Cup team. He has now gotten experience of India and has an excellent track record and an excellent connection with the assistance personnel. “We will definitely be talking about with the AIFF Technical Committee to extend his contract,” he said.
Asked if those nations which have actually gotten approved for the 2020 tournament like Japan, Spain, England and Germany will remain for the 2022 edition, he stated, “While no clarity as yet however it appears sensible that since the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020 is cancelled and there is likely to be a brand-new age group, the qualifiers will be played once again.” He said there will be no monetary loss on the part of the AIFF due to cancellation and the nationwide federation will go over with FIFA about continuing with the existing Regional Organising Committee till 2022. Das stated the FIFA had taken the “best choice” to cancel the 2020 tournament as “we are not still not specific about 2021″ as far as the pandemic is concerned.
” There is no point scheduling a world cup in an uncertain scenario and playing in a stadium without spectators. “Ideally, a vaccine will be established and be readily available by mid 2021 and life will be back to typical thereafter.” He said hosting both the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup and the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2022 will give a terrific fillip to women’s football in India and help in preparing teams for qualification for the Women’s Asian Cup 2026 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2027.
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